• Welcome to St John's website. St John's is the parish church for the village of Milford in Surrey.

     
    St John's Mission is to demonstrate in Worship, Word and Action our love for God our neighbour and one another.
     
    A view of St John's Milford
     

    + + St John’s Milford – Church building to open for private prayer + +

    All acts of public worship are still suspended, but the church building is open for private prayer 9am-3pm on Wednesdays and 11am-3pm on Sundays. You are welcome to use the Lady Chapel to pray individually, while observing social distancing. The main body of the church, the church centre and toilet facilities will remain closed.

    Please be assured that your church remains active in Milford. We are all praying for safe passage through this situation.

    We continue to meet on Sundays at 10am over Zoom, which you can join from a smartphone, tablet or PC, or dial in from an ordinary telephone. If you would like to join our weekly Morning Prayer service, send and email to stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com to receive an invitation. A link to listen back to our most recent service is here.

    If you or someone you know requires assistance (spiritual or practical) please contact the Rev Clive Potter (milfordvicarage@gmail.com or 01483 414710) or the pastoral team through stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com, who are making phone calls and arranging supplies where needed.

    “But I call to God
    And the Lord saves me.
    Evening, morning, and noon
    I cry out in distress
    and he hears my voice.”

    Psalm 55 v 16-17

     
    If you are looking for practical help during self-isolation, we have a page listing all of the helpful services we have heard about. (Use the email stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com if you know of others we should list.)
     
     
    If you are looking for some spiritual encouragement, check out this page. (If you have any prayers, drawings or photos we could use here again email stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com with your contribution.)
     
     
    St John's normally receives much of its income in cash during public services. After two months of lockdown we already have a shortfall in income of £5000. There is a page where you can read more about our financial situation and steps you can take to help.
     
     
    Our latest newsletter is here. At the moment we are only able to communicate directly with people whose details are on our electoral roll. This may be by phone, but is mostly by email, with hard copy posted to those we know do not have email about every 4 weeks. If you are not on our electoral roll, but would like to be included fill in our contact form here. Equally, if you are on our electoral roll, but have not been receiving these communications let us know - perhaps your email address was recorded incorrectly, or has changed since you joined the electoral roll.
     
     
     
     
     
    In normal times, we usually meet for our main worship at 10am on Sundays, and at a variety of other times through the week, check the 'Calendar' tab for details.
     
    We offer a wide variety of activities and services, for young and old: 
     

    - Eagles Sunday Club
    (for ages 3-13)

    - Mothers' Union

    - House Groups
    (Tuesday, Thursday or monthly)

    - Shared Lunch
    (1st Sunday each month)

    - Monday Toddler Service
    (for 0-5s and their carers)

    - Men's Group

    - Choir
    (1st Sunday each month)

    - Tuesday Holy Communion

    - Baptisms - Weddings - Pastoral Care - Funerals
     
    We would be very pleased to meet you.

    Our clergy are Rev Clive Potter and Peter Hewson.

    Names of people that you may want to contact are listed under the 'People' tab. If you need to contact us by e-mail, please use our stjohnsmilford@hotmail.com address and your mail will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
     
    St John's is in the Diocese of Guildford. To visit our diocesan website click here. (You will find other links under the 'Links' tab.)
     
    If you have any concerns about safeguarding issues, please contact our safeguarding officer, Peter Hewson. For more about our policies please visit our safeguarding page.

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